Focusing on community outreach by hosting local charitable events is important for any business. The truth is, giving back to your community whenever you can is a great gesture that can benefit your community as a whole and can be helpful for your business as well.
Positioning is simply stated, getting your service, or product (or yourself) as close as possible to your target market. You have perfected your image and strengthened your voice. You have a quality message and an intended audience. So, why do you need the services of a consultant?
It never ceases to amaze me how many business owners spend all kinds of time and other resources creating and implementing a marketing strategy that begins at step two. They either ignore the important first step altogether, or pay so little attention to it that it contributes little or nothing of value to the final plan.
Research has shown in order to become a master in a particular field, you need to invest at least 10,000 hours of practice within the field. In addition, to be effective, this practice has to be deliberate: it must be mindful and completed with the constant goal of improvement.
Many small businesses spend a large part of their budget on marketing to generate new business prospects. For many small businesses, new clients come from referrals which is a different kind of marketing altogether.